L. Frank Baum Trivia Game

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L. Frank Baum Trivia Game

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  • 1. 
    Which Gilded Age Industrialist and owner of Standard Oil, did Baum's father fight, in order to keep the industrialist from putting him out of the OIl Business?
    • A. 

      J.P. Morgan

    • B. 

      John D. Rockefeller

    • C. 

      Andrew Carnegie

    • D. 

      Cornelius Vanderbilt

  • 2. 
    Why did Baum's parents put him in military school as a child?
    • A. 

      They wanted him to join the military when he grew up

    • B. 

      They wanted to keep him from getting into trouble

    • C. 

      They wanted to toughen him up and make him more serious

    • D. 

      They wanted to get a good education

  • 3. 
    What was Baum's first job?
    • A. 

      A salesman for Baum's Casterine Company selling machine grease

    • B. 

      A writer for the Chicago Tribune Newspaper

    • C. 

      The author of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz series

    • D. 

      The owner of a general store called Baum's Bazaar

  • 4. 
    What was L. Frank Baum's job when he first moved to South Dakota?
    • A. 

      Owner of Baum's Bazaar General Store in a gold boom town

    • B. 

      Author of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz Book Series

    • C. 

      Newspaper owner and editor

    • D. 

      Owner of the Baum's Oil and Lighting Business

  • 5. 
    When Baum's business in South Dakota failed, what job did he take next?
    • A. 

      A newspaper owner, writer, and editor

    • B. 

      A general store owner

    • C. 

      A banker in a boomtown

    • D. 

      The author of the Wonderful Wizard of Oz Series

  • 6. 
    What type of writing caused Baum to be challenged to a duel, when he wrote a newspaper article that poked fun at another newspaper author?
    • A. 

      Metaphor

    • B. 

      Simile

    • C. 

      Satire

    • D. 

      Paradox

  • 7. 
    Where did the Baum's move when they left South Dakota?
    • A. 

      New York

    • B. 

      San Diego

    • C. 

      Chicago

    • D. 

      Atlanta

  • 8. 
    Where did L. Frank Baum come up with the name Oz in his The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Series?
    • A. 

      He named it after his favorite singer Ozzy Osbourne

    • B. 

      He was at the zoo with his kids so he dropped one o in zoo and reversed the letters to spell Oz

    • C. 

      He saw a filing cabinet in the room with the label O - Z

    • D. 

      His named it after his first child who's name was Oswald

  • 9. 
    What were the first two books that L. Frank Baum had published?
    • A. 

      The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

    • B. 

      Mother and Father Goose stories

    • C. 

      The Scarecrow Man

    • D. 

      Huckleberry Finn

  • 10. 
    What happened when Baum first took the Wonderful Wizard of Oz to a publisher?
    • A. 

      Publishers would not publish the books because they did not think the books were good

    • B. 

      Publishers began printing copies to be sold immediately

    • C. 

      Publishers spent years editing the book and Baum died before they were published

    • D. 

      Publishers would not meet with him because he was not a recognized author

  • 11. 
    What happened after Baum took out a loan and published the Wonderful Wizard of Oz on his own?
    • A. 

      His books became some of the most well known and loved books ever written; were translated into almost every language; and were made into a play and movie

    • B. 

      His books were failures but a movie was made based on the series that was successful

    • C. 

      The books were successful until J.P. Morgan bought out the publishing company that published his books.

    • D. 

      The books were mostly unsuccessful and only sold a few copies until Baum's son's wrote sequels to the series that sold over a million copies in the first year

  • 12. 
    Who played the part of Dorothy Gail in the movie, The Wizard of Oz?
    • A. 

      Judy Garland

    • B. 

      Marcella Gruelle

    • C. 

      Shirley Temple

    • D. 

      Maud Baum

  • 13. 
    Who created Raggedy Ann?
    • A. 

      John Gruelle

    • B. 

      L. Frank Baum

    • C. 

      Walt Disney

    • D. 

      Mark Twain

  • 14. 
    How was L. Frank Baum different from Andrew Carnegie and John D. Rockefeller?
    • A. 

      He was not a serious, rich, industrialist as were Carnegie and Rockefeller.  He was a silly, modest, author.

    • B. 

      He was not an immigrant who made it rich, like Carnegie and Rockefeller. He was an American who lost all his money.

    • C. 

      He never married and had kids like Carnegie and Rockefeller.  He enjoyed being single and able to choose a job without worrying for a family.

    • D. 

      He was not kind and caring like Carnegie and Rockefeller.  He was mean and enjoyed hurting others for fun.